Five hotel chains to be designed for Saudi gigaproject Qiddiya

Five hotel chains to be designed for Saudi gigaproject Qiddiya

Qiddiya, Public Investment Fund, Saudi Arabia
Construction Week

The developer behind Saudi Arabia’s entertainment gigaproject Qiddiya has said it is in the “middle of selecting” five hotel chains to be part of its Six Flags theme park.

Ranging from affordable to high-end resorts, they will provide different levels of service for people visiting Six Flags, a central part of the kingdom's 334km² entertainment gigaproject — defined as a development worth more than $10bn — Qiddiya.

Qiddiya Investment Company (QIC) told Commercial Interior Design’s sister title, Construction Week, that it was in the process of selecting hotel chains to be a part of the Six Flags theme park.

QIC is a subsidiary of the Public Investment Fund (PIF), led by Saudi Arabia's HRH Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, and was established to develop Qiddiya.

Six Flags theme park, which today is a largely undeveloped plot of land, will be located 40km outside Riyadh.

Qiddiya, upon completion, will become the kingdom’s capital for entertainment, sport and art. The theme park will be one of the first major attractions to open and is scheduled to welcome visitors in 2023.

It will cover approximately 32 hectares and will have 28 rides, many of which have been designed to set new world records. This includes Falcon’s Flight, which will be the longest, tallest and fastest roller coaster in the world. Sirocco Tower will become the world’s tallest drop-tower.

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